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Can’t argue with free hotel points, and MeliáRewards is handing out a total of 12,000 of them for new rewards accounts. In theory that is enough for a free night at some of their properties around the world (only three properties in the US), but I’ll add up front that many of the hotels require significantly more than 12,000 points for a free night. They seem to have the largest number of properties concentrated in Spain and Germany.
To get the 12,000 free points, follow these steps:
- Sign-up for MeliáRewards and get 2,000 points as a welcome gift.
- Get 10,000 bonus points to use by April 30th
- Book the stay by April 30th and take advantage of points + cash
From what I can tell using 2,000 points via points and cash save you about $20 – $40, but better than nothing I suppose. I’ve stayed at a Gran Melia hotel in Puerto Rico for a wedding and had a pretty good experience.
The terms say a three night minimum is required, but that doesn’t seem to be the case so far based on what I’ve read and tried. It also says my points are good until 2015, but who knows if that is really the case. This post on Flyertalk has a list of the hotels were a free night on 12k points has been possible (though my 3o minutes of searching so far hasn’t been near as fruitful).
Thanks to View From the Wing for sharing this deal. May not work for everyone, but worth a shot to see if it might work for you!
Terms and Conditions:
Offer valid for bookings made from April 8-30, 2014 (or until points allotted for promotion run out), for travel April 8 – December 21, 2014, in hotels in the Americas, Europe, and Asia regions. A three-night minimum stay is required. Blackout dates may apply. Ten thousand bonus points must be redeemed (reserved) by April 30 or the bonus points will expire and be removed from the account. Client must be a MeliáRewards member or sign up to be a MeliáRewards member to receive the MeliáRewards discount and all points, only via the link in this landing page (http://www.melia.com/nMas/jsp/C_Join.jsp?promotor=RL4&partner=8061). All terms and conditions of the MeliáRewards program apply. Melia Hotels International reserves the right to assign or remove points during the promotion. Once the promotion booking period is over, all reservations made using redeemed points may not be modified. Prices shown are examples and may not be available throughout the entire booking period. Prices shown are based per night, based on double occupancy. Verify existing meal plan by property, as well as restrictions. Prices shown are for informational use only and are shown in US Dollars. Other restrictions may apply.